Monday, December 31, 2012

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 2

26] Visit Van Hollen’s office – Dec. 31

27] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Dec. 31 – Jan. 3

28] Interfaith Service – Dec. 31

29] Progressive New Year’s Celebration – Dec. 31

30] Correct reading of the Mayan Prophecy – Jan. 1

31] End the Wars vigil – Jan. 3

32] Enjoy GMO-free dinner – Jan. 3

33] MUPJ Conference – Apr. 12 & 13, 2013

34] Spacious apartment available

35] Do you possess any Tom Lewis artwork?

36] Sign up with Washington Peace Center

37] Did You Vote?

38] Join Fund Our Communities

39] Submit articles to Indypendent Reader

40] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

41] Do you need any book shelves?

42] Join Global Zero campaign

43] Digital Information and the Criminal Justice System

44] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

45] Click on The Hunger Site

46] Fire & Faith

47] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil

26] – Help ring in the New Year for peace, justice and the middle class! Join Progressive Maryland and community allies in delivering hundreds of signatures to Rep. Chris Van Hollen urging real cuts to Pentagon waste and preserving Social Security, Medicare... You can sign the Progressive Maryland petition at ?

The visit to the office of Rep. Van Hollen, ranking member of the House Budget Committee, 51 Monroe St., Rockville (2 blocks south of Rockville Metro) is on Mon., Dec. 31 at 1 PM. RSVP to at Kate Planco Waybright at

27] – The Marc Steiner Show airs Monday through Thursday from 5 to 7 PM on WEAA 88.9 FM, The Voice of the Community, or online at The call-in number is 410-319-8888, and comments can also be sent by email to All shows are also available as podcasts at

28] – St. Ignatius Church will host its annual Interfaith Service which includes Jewish, Christian, and Muslim members of the clergy. Rev. Deborah McEachern of Hunting Ridge Presbyterian Church will give the reflection. A reception will follow the service on Mon., Dec. 31 at 8 PM at St. Ignatius, 740 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21202. Call 410.727.3848.

29] – On Dec. 31 at 9 PM, join the Baltimore progressive community's annual potluck New Year's Eve celebration. RSVP to 443-604-2298 for details. Enjoy music, talking and feasting.

30] – There was a misreading of the Mayan Prophecy. The actual translation was that on Tues., Jan. 1, peace would break out all over the universe. All guns, weapons and armaments would be turned into plowshares. As a result, there are major programs to eliminate poverty, hunger, violence and racism. People everywhere begin to work hard to save the planet from climate chaos.

31] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore will host an End the Wars vigil on Thurs., Jan. 3 from 5 to 6:30 PM in Mount Vernon at Centre & Charles Sts. The Pledge gathers in Mount Vernon on the first Thursday of the month to protest U.S. wars. Call Max at 410-366-1637.

32] – You're Invited... on Thurs., Jan. 3 from 6 to 8 PM to a GMO Free D.C. Dinner & Discussion. Join Ronnie Cummins, Organic Consumers Association executive director, Alexis Baden-Mayer, OCA political director, Emilianne Slaydon, GMO Free DC and Adam Eidinger, Occupy Monsanto, for a debriefing of the past year's events and planning a course of action for the New Year over a casual, organic, vegetarian dinner by Green Plate Catering. Come to Friends Meeting House, 2111 Florida Ave. NW, WDC 20008. RSVP Email

33] – The 28th Annual Maryland Peace, Justice and the Environment Conference [] will take place Fri., Apr. 12 and Sat., Apr. 13 at the Turner Memorial AME Church, 7201 16th Place, Hyattsville. Save these dates. Email

34] – There is a spacious and affordable two-bedroom apartment on the second floor above the apartment where Vince Tola resides. It is located in the Pen Lucy community, 501 1/2 East 43rd St., and rent is $575/month plus utilities. But the price could be negotiable. It is owned by David Greene, who is friendly. Contact Dave at 410-599-3730 or Vince can be reached at 443-414-2425 or

35] – Stephen Kobasa is hoping to do an exhibit of the work of Tom Lewis opening in May 2013 in New Haven, CT. It would include a variety of his paintings, drawings, silkscreen prints, book illustrations, posters, banners and sketchbooks. This would not only be a display of objects on a gallery wall, but would also involve events which would return Tom's art to the streets where it was originally meant to make conscience visible.

Contact Stephen if you are in possession of original work and would consider loaning it for a month long display. You can reach him at stephen.kobasa at or 203-500-0268.

36] – The Washington Peace Center has a progressive calendar & activist alert! Consider signing up to receive its weekly email:

37] – See an infographic which highlights and illustrates how voter turnout could have easily changed the outcome of the election. The title is Did You Vote? Go to This comes from Contact Chloe at chloecarter180 at

38] – Fund Our Communities campaign is a grass roots movement to get support from local organizations and communities to work together with their local and state elected officials to pressure Congresspersons and senators to join with Congresspersons Barney Frank and Ron Paul, who have endorsed a 25% cut to the federal military budget. Bring home the savings to state and county governments to meet the local needs which are under tremendous budget pressures. Go to

39] – MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD. Baltimore's Indypendent Reader is looking for individuals interested in creating media - written, photo, audio, or video - that relates to issues like...economic justice, race, prisons & policing, environment, gender & sexuality, war & peace and more! If you would like to create social justice media, then email Visit

40] – If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at

41] – Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at

42] – Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: A growing group of leaders around the world is calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons and a majority of the global public agrees. This is an historic window of opportunity. With momentum already building in favor of Zero, a major show of support from people around the world could tip the balance. When it comes to nuclear weapons, one is one too many.

43] – Visit the Digital Information and the Criminal Justice System at This link presents a wide range of insightful articles for criminal justice and legal professionals, both current and future. The project aims to be an objective, authoritative resource in the ever-changing court system.

44] – WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER signs from Friends Committee on National Legislation are again for sale at $5. To purchase a sign, call Max at 410-366-1637.

45] – The Hunger Site was initiated by Mercy Corps and Second Harvest, and is funded entirely by advertisers. You can go there every day and click the big yellow "Give Food for Free" button near the top of the page; you do not have to look at the ads. Each click generates funding for about 1.1 cups of food. So consider clicking.

46] – Go online for FIRE AND FAITH: The Catonsville Nine File. On May 17, 1968, nine people entered the Selective Service Offices in Catonsville, Maryland, and burned draft records in protest against the war in Vietnam. View

47] – Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil takes place every day in Lafayette Park, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 24 hours a day, since June 3, 1981. Go to; call 202-682-4282.

Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218. Ph: 410-366-1637; Email: mobuszewski [at] Go to

"One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible. It may or may not be possible to turn the US around through nonviolent revolution. But one thing favors such an attempt: the total inability of violence to change anything for the better" - Daniel Berrigan

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